Job 8:2
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English Standard Version
“How long will you say these things, and the words of your mouth be a great wind?

King James Bible
How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

American Standard Version
How long wilt thou speak these things? And how long'shall the words of thy mouth be like a mighty wind?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long wilt thou speak these things, and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

English Revised Version
How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a mighty wind?

Webster's Bible Translation
How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?

Job 8:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

17 What is man that Thou magnifiest him,

And that Thou turnest Thy heart toward him,

18 And visitest him every morning,

Triest him every moment?

19 How long dost Thou not look away from me,

Nor lettest me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

The questions in Job 7:17. are in some degree a parody on Psalm 8:5, comp. Psalm 144:3, Lamentations 3:23. There it is said that God exalts puny man to a kingly and divine position among His creatures, and distinguishes him continually with new tokens of His favour; here, that instead of ignoring him, He makes too much of him, by selecting him, perishable as he is, as the object of ever new and ceaseless sufferings. כּמּה, quamdiu, Job 7:19, is construed with the praet. instead of the fut.: how long will it continue that Thou turnest not away Thy look of anger from me? as the synonymous עד־מתי, quousque, is sometimes construed with the praet. instead of the fut., e.g., Psalm 80:5. "Until I swallow my spittle" is a proverbial expression for the minimum of time.

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How long.

Job 11:2,3 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified...

Job 16:3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldens you that you answer?

Job 18:2 How long will it be ere you make an end of words? mark, and afterwards we will speak.

Job 19:2,3 How long will you vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words...

Exodus 10:3,7 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said the LORD God of the Hebrews...

Proverbs 1:22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

the words.

Job 6:9,26 Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!...

Job 7:11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 15:2 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

1 Kings 19:11 And he said, Go forth, and stand on the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by...

Cross References
Job 6:26
Do you think that you can reprove words, when the speech of a despairing man is wind?

Job 8:1
Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:

Job 11:2
"Should a multitude of words go unanswered, and a man full of talk be judged right?

Jeremiah 5:13
The prophets will become wind; the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them!'"

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